Sunday, March 31, 2013

Goody's 2013 MLB Predictions: AL West

1. Los Angeles Angels (97-65): With Josh Hamilton, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols makes the Angles one of the strongest offensive teams in the MLB right now. the weakside of their roster is the pitching, but C.J. Wilson and Jered Weaver are good 1 and 2 starters.

2. Texas Rangers (89-73): They need to somehow replace the run production that they lost when Josh Hamilton signed with in division team Los Angeles Angels, and they hope Lance Berkman can do some of that. Yu Darvish and the pitching staff will look to remain consistent going into 2013.

3. Oakland Athletics (84-78): The Athletics have a lot of guys who are either really young or have a history of injuries, but are solid enough to be a factor any given ballgame. The A's won't be under the radar as they were last year so I just don't see the repeated sucess.

4. Seattle Mariners (79-83): With a starting rotation lead by King Felix and a pretty solid bullpen, pitching shouldn't be the Mariners issue. The real issue with the Mariners is lack of runs, they have finish last in runs in the AL the past 4 seasons. They can only hope that Kendrys Morales can help put a stop to that. 

5. Houston Astros (58-104): Not much to say about a team whose payroll is around $25 million. They did keep All Star 2nd baseman Jose Altuve to lead the rebuild, and have added Carlos Pena and Chris Carter to help as well.

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